Is the net broken?

Something weird is going on with the internet (at least, from my perspective here on NTL) – several “big name” sites I regularly visit are down – and a ping or tracert isn’t even getting the site IP from the DNS database…

Using the “remote trace” tools at aren’t doing much better either – although they still seem to have DNS records for places like (!) they’re getting trace failures too.

Interestingly, connecting to the Gmail service as works, whereas doesn’t.

And now has gone too…

[Update – 08/03]
Google is back, now it’s http://www.Last.FM I can’t connect to.

Strange… is it just me though?